Some time back a demand was raised in Pakistan that Punjabi language should be made the medium of Instruction in educational institutions from primary to post graduate level, replacing Urdu and English. A demand was even made that Punjabi should be made Pakistan’s national language, replacing Urdu. I am not going into these controversies. But the impression sought […] The post The Punjabi-Urdu Controversy In Pakistan appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
It was quite a surprising yet pleasant feel when I read the translation of Gurdial Singh’s novel Adh Chahnni Raat done by an emerging writer Awais Sajjad. Awais has been sending me his creative compilations since he started his research journey in various literary genres. For his part, Gurdial Singh is a well-known name from […] The post Gurdial Singh’s Work Finds A Devoted New Translator Into Urdu appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.
Bilal Lashari’s ‘The Legend of Maula Jatt’ has achieved another milestone this week, as the blockbuster remake of the Punjabi epic surpassed the two billion mark at the global box office, becoming the first-ever Pakistani film to do so. Pakistan’s ace director is over the moon as he turned to his official Instagram account and […] The post ‘The Legend Of Maula Jutt’ Surpasses Two Billion Mark At Box Office appeared first on The Friday Times - Naya Daur.